51 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Train
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Bari
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
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Torre dell'Orso
— 1 night
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Catania
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Catania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cagliari
— 3 nights
Fly
11
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry
13
Naples
— 1 night
Train
14
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
15
Saturnia
— 1 night
Drive
16
Pitigliano
— 2 nights
Drive
17
Montepulciano
— 1 day
Drive
18
Cortona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
20
Monteriggioni
— 1 day
Drive
21
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
22
Pisa
— 1 day
Train
23
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Train
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Milan
— 3 nights

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Venice — 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Nashville, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Venice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for slightly colder days in Venice, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at Cioccolateria Via Conventino and then visit Quinzano. On the next day, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and finally catch a live performance at Teatro romano di Verona.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Verona route planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bari.
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Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bari trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Verona to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo and then don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary website.

Drive from Bari to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Matera are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno and then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alberobello sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Torre dell'Orso.
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Torre dell'Orso — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea.

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Traveling by car from Alberobello to Torre dell'Orso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Torre dell'Orso can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tropea.
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Tropea — 3 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Blanca Beach Club Tropea and then kick back and relax at Tropea Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip planner.

You can fly from Torre dell'Orso to Tropea in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Torre dell'Orso in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Tropea, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.
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Catania — 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Catania trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palermo online journey maker.

Drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cagliari.
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Cagliari — 3 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Porto Flavia (in Iglesias), Area Archeologica di Nora (in Pula) and Cala Domestica (in Buggerru). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cagliari driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Positano (Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande, &more), Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa dei Misteri, &more) and Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Fattoria Terranova Shop, don't miss a visit to Corso Italia, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, and admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sorrento vacation builder tool.

Getting from Cagliari to Sorrento by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ischia.
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Ischia — 2 nights

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Baia di San Montano and then relax and rejuvenate at Negombo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ischia online vacation maker.

Getting from Sorrento to Ischia by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June in Ischia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ischia to Naples in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 21st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isola Tiberina and then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Trastevere, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square.

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Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Saturnia.
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Saturnia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saturnia trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Saturnia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pitigliano.
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Pitigliano — 2 nights

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE and then get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then admire the landmark architecture of Masso Leopoldino, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sorano Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pitigliano road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Pitigliano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Pitigliano sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano — 1 day

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, don't miss a visit to Terrazza Del Palazzo Comunale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, then do a tasting at Tenuta Valdipiatta, and finally do a tasting at Az. Agr. Poliziano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montepulciano tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Montepulciano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cortona.
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Cortona — 2 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Eremo Le Celle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita, Cortona, and then look for gifts at DelBrenna Jewelry.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cortona trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Cortona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 29th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

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Traveling by car from Cortona to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monteriggioni.
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Monteriggioni — 1 day

On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Sant'Agnese Farm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, and finally learn about winemaking at Cantinetta di Monteriggioni.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteriggioni holiday builder app.

Monteriggioni is just a short distance from Siena. In June, daytime highs in Monteriggioni are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Parco Mediceo di Pratolino (Villa Demidoff) - World Heritage Site in Vaglia--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, pause for some photo ops at Fontana del Porcellino, and indulge your senses at Guido's Tours - Wine Tours in Tuscany.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Monteriggioni to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Pisa.
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Pisa — 1 day

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Mezzo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pisa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Porto Venere (Castello Doria, Palazzata a Mare, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths, make a trip to Borgo Antico, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Vezio (in Vezio), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Ponte Pedonale sul Naviglio Grande (in Robecco sul Naviglio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, explore the activities along Lago di Como, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker site.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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